41st Annual CSU, SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Host campus: San Diego State University

 For additional information, contact: Ms. Ginger Shoulders,  College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, gshoulders@mail.sdsu.edu, 619/594-1360

NOTE: This page is still under development, and will likely remain so until after the SSRIC's winter business meeting on February 5, 2016. Check back with us then. In the meantime, information on this page should be regarded as tentative and incomplete.

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The CSU, SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium
(formerly the CSU, SSRIC Student Research Conference)

Thursday, May 5, 2015 at San Diego State

The CSU, SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium (S4, pronounced "ess four") is modeled on professional conferences in the social sciences. The Council invites all undergraduates and graduate students, from all CSU campuses and California community colleges, in all areas of the social sciences, to present their research to their peers. Research that involves human or animal subjects must have appropriate institutional review.

Individual and group papers are welcome.  Participants will make oral presentations of about 15 minutes in length. Lunch will be provided to participants.

The atmosphere of the Symposium is relaxed, and the emphasis is on meeting and sharing with students with similar interests from throughout the CSU. Dress should be dressy casual.

AWARDS: Thanks to the continued generosity of Dr. Gene Geisler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Francisco State and a key founding member of the SSRIC, the 2015 Symposium will include __________. Eligibility for awards is limited to __________.

Before you register, read the attached PDF file of Frequently Asked Questions very carefully. If the Adobe Reader PDF viewer is not already installed on your device, you'll need the free download.

To be considered for a best paper award, you must register for the Symposium and submit your full paper with your registration. Papers may not exceed 20 pages in length, not including, references, graphs, tables, or appendices. In addition, include an abstract of not more than 100 words.

If you are not interested in being considered for an award, but would like to make an oral presentation at the Symposium, register for the Symposium and post an abstract of not more than 100 words with your registration.

The Symposium will be held on the San Diego State campus in __________. Windows-based computers with PowerPoint and projection units will be available in presentation rooms. To avoid problems in loading presentations, bring your PowerPoint file on a CD or flash drive. Be sure to let Ms. Shoulders know if you have any additional needs.

If you have questions, contact (in order of priority):

Last Updated: January 11, 2016.